The City of Richmond has received a grant to create a Dementia-Friendly Community Action Plan for Richmond. A Dementia-Friendly community is one that focuses on the inclusion of people living with dementia, ensuring support and accessibility for all residents.
Dementia-Friendly Community Action Plan
On September 23, 2019 City Council adopted the Dementia-Friendly Community Action Plan 2019 for Richmond.
The Dementia-Friendly Community Action Plan is comprised of 25 actions categorized into four strategic directions to be implemented over the next five years.
The actions outlined in the Plan will ensure Richmond residents living with dementia and their families and caregivers are included, supported and valued and will continue to be active and engaged with their community.2018 Project Activities
Neighbourhood Focus Groups
People living with dementia and those affected by dementia – including friends, family, caregivers, neighbours and co-workers were invited to share their experiences and provide input by completing a survey online from June 4 to July 1, 2018 at LetsTalkRichmond.ca or by attending a neighbourhood focus group.
Dementia-Friendly Richmond Community Forum
The public was invited to attend a Community Forum on Thursday, September 20 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Branch). Participants were able to learn more about Dementia-Friendly Communities and receive an update on the Richmond Dementia-Friendly Community Project. Those who attended were also able to give feedback on the action plan that will be developed in early 2019.
Speakers and Panel Presentations
Project Overview: Mariam Larson – Project Consultant, Debbie Hertha – City of Richmond and Heather Cowie – Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Lived Experience: Lynn Jackson – Richmond Resident
Outreach Programs in Richmond, Panel Presentation: Birgit Lueck – First Link, Alzheimer Society of B.C./Lived Experience – Ann & Peter, Kelvin Higo – Iki Iki Program, Aliez Kay – Wellness Connections,
Donna Wilson – Music Works
Karen Adamson – Vancouver Coastal Health
Community Information and Resource Booths
Richmond Gives, Richmond Cares
City of Richmond & Community Centre Associations
Verve Senior Living – Gilmore Gardens and Courtyard Gardens
The Village in Langley
Vancouver Coastal Health
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Dementia-Friendly Community Forum
Debbie Hertha, Seniors Coordinator, Community Social Development